Pima County (Arizona) Reviews

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    Former Employee - Administrative Support Specialist Senior in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Administrative Support Specialist Senior in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Pima County (Arizona) full-time (More than 5 years)

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    Pros

    It used to be a really good medical plan, retirement plan, and job security. Now relative job security is probably the only pro as the medical plan is not as good and retirement ditto.

    Cons

    Pay is super lousy. Even if you arrive with high skills and acquire more on the job, pay raises are not tied to performance. You will get the same raise as the slug who does little to nothing, and over time you will really resent that. While Huckelberry takes care of himself, he ensures those beneath him receive as little as possible. That helps justify his big salary. He has special rules that apply to him, such as he gets paid for his sick time when he leaves. All other employees leaves that on the table as the County doesn't pay out for sick time (unless you give them the first few hundred hours, and then they pay you 25% on the remainder). You will go 2-5 years without a raise, even if the cost of living escalates. The County feels there are more where you came from, so as an employee you are not valued much. The revolving door rate is very high; they just keep hiring and people keep quitting, especially when the first paycheck hits and new hires see 12% deducted as their share of the retirement plan. Then of course is your share of medical premium, before all the other deductions. If you take a job downtown, you will pay for parking on your own (no gimmees there either). There just isn't much paycheck left after all that.

    Advice to Management

    There is no point to this because many are not real managers. If you stay long enough you may be rewarded with a management position, even if you have no aptitude, and the average manager receives little to no training. You cannot advise them on anything. Treat the manager like your mom: whoever gets there first with a complaint is the one she will believe. There is no fairness, no equity, and despite a bullying policy there is plenty of harassment.


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    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Pima County (Arizona) (Tucson, AZ) in July 2015.

    Interview

    step 1: Basic computer knowledge test with paper and pencil. That is fair. step 2: A panel of 4 people will "Listen" to your answers of 9 questions from the cards on the desk. The questions are the same for all candidates. Note, they just “listen” and not ask you for any explanation. It’s your duty to tell them when you are done, and then you move to the next questions. Most questions are concepts and terminologies, which are similar to the questions in step 1. You do not need much work experience to answer most them. The interviewers will give you a score based on your answer. They really act like intelligent robots here. Pima county makes the whole recruiting process so mechanical as they are worrying about too much that someone will sue them for the fairness in recruiting process. No, they don’t really pay much attention to your background and experience even for a senior position.

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Website www.pima.gov
Headquarters Tucson, AZ
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1970
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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